David Poxon RI
David Poxon was born in the Industrial heartland of England, but now makes his home in the rural countryside of Shropshire. U.K. He is an elected member of the prestigious R.I. (The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours) and serves on the R.I. Council He is also a signature member of N.W.S (The National watercolour society of America) In 2015 David will serve on the jury of selection for the N.W.S.
Over the years he has won many awards and accolades for the precision and craftsmanship of his paintings. He is the author of two books on drawing techniques, and has contributed many articles to the Art Magazine press and has appeared in numerous art books world wide.
Painting in pure watercolour medium he uses a painstaking multi glazing technique, with sometimes up to 20 layers of transparent paint, each in turn delicately modulating the colours beneath. There is no white paint used at all in any of his works preferring instead to preserve areas of the natural paper, his paintings can take many weeks in the making.
A recurring theme in his work is the reclamation by nature of that which man has created and abandoned, finding renewed life between object and environment.
“WHEN A PAINTING TRULY ‘WORKS’ THERE IS A RESONANCE WHICH STRETCHES BEYOND SUBJECT AND PICTURE PLANE, REACHING OUT TO THE AUDIENCE AND TRANSCENDING A MERE VISUAL EXPERIENCE. TO BE ABLE TO CONVEY SOMETHING OF THE ‘REAL’ OF MY SUBJECTS, WHICH ARE THE COMMON PLACE, THE HUMBLE, THE OVERLOOKED, THE PLACES AND WORK THINGS OF MANKIND, IS A POWERFUL AND STIMULATING EXPERIENCE. I HAVE A DEEP, JOYFUL, AND RESPECTFUL EXCITEMENT AT THE BEGINNING OF EVERY NEW WORK. WE WATERCOLOUR PAINTERS SEARCH FOR THE EPHEMERAL ESSENCE OF OUR VERY SOULS THROUGH THE ART WE LOVE, THIS IS OUR PHILOSOPHY AND THE TRUTH OF OUR VISION.”